In 1849, at a time when other distillers were producing "rye" bourbons, William LaRue Weller bottled his proprietary blend of corn, malted barley and wheat. The result was a smoother sipping whiskey that offered a unique richness to bourbon's traditional taste. Today, W.L. Weller Special Reserve Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is still handcrafted according to the original Weller wheated recipe by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky. W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has aromas of honey, figs and dates, and perfumed oaky vanillas. Its taste is delicate, yet buttery rich with overtones of liquorice and toffee and a long sweet finish.